My personal opinion?
1. Well, I don't think the problem is what Savani said. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Malaysia is a diplomatic country after all.
2 If you considered yourself as this educated spokesperson , you should listen first to what she has to say, and answer in the proper way, there are manners in answering questions too you know?
3. You are there to shed a light on the issue. To explain . Not to win an argument by raising your voice and giving nonsence answers. IF she is wrong, help her understand. In what way do you thing humiliating will help? This was beyond obvious that you were so anxious in defending your ego and debating for the sake of well..winning.